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I'm looking for cotton tartan fabric. The only one I've found if by Scottish Weaver, who says they won't make more unless someone wants 300-500 yards. My son has mysteriously lost his plaid, which was 2 yards of this fabric and highly, highly valued by him and used every day as a blanket, cape, etc.

Please reply if you have some of this fabric, know how to obtain some, or even know how to put me in touch with the Macraes at the Maine Highland Games in 2009. (They had many, many yards of this fabric, but I can't find the contact info I brought home from the Games.)

ALTERNATIVELY, I'd love to organize other folks who want cotton tartan, and give Scottish Weaver an order they can't refuse!! This fabric is truly lovely - a quiet but not dull Hunting Macrae - in soft midweight cotton perfect for anything for a comfy casual kilt (like mine) to a tablecloth to an everything-plaid (like my son's).

Thank you!!

Query posted by : Jennifer Bove

9 Apr 2010 at 04.00
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Hi Jennifer
I have also been searching for the MacRae tartan in a poly-viscose which I'm sure is similar, as far as being a lighter material. I had a sport kilt made out of this blend by a company called Sprot Kilt, in Califorina. I was very happy with the price and the look of the material but unfortunaly they do not carry the MacRae tartan. Maybe if a few more MacRae's would email Seamus at www.sportkilt.com and ask him to get the tartan in we may have a chance. I believe we paid under $150. US dollars which was a great price for a kilt that is only going to be worn twice a year. In the meantime I have been on the hunt for the MacRae tartan as I need to have two kilts made for a couple of young McRae men! If I locate the material in cotton or blend I will let you know and if you could do the same I would really appreciate it!
Good Hunting!!!
Cheers
Gail McRae

Reply posted by : Gail McRae

9 Apr 2010 at 23.31
 
 
Hi Jennifer
I have also been searching for the MacRae tartan in a poly-viscose which I'm sure is similar, as far as being a lighter material. I had a sport kilt made out of this blend by a company called Sprot Kilt, in Califorina. I was very happy with the price and the look of the material but unfortunaly they do not carry the MacRae tartan. Maybe if a few more MacRae's would email Seamus at www.sportkilt.com and ask him to get the tartan in we may have a chance. I believe we paid under $150. US dollars which was a great price for a kilt that is only going to be worn twice a year. In the meantime I have been on the hunt for the MacRae tartan as I need to have two kilts made for a couple of young McRae men! If I locate the material in cotton or blend I will let you know and if you could do the same I would really appreciate it!
Good Hunting!!!
Cheers
Gail McRae

Reply posted by : Gail McRae

9 Apr 2010 at 23.31
 
 
Hi Jennifer
I tried many places for this material including getting in touch with the organizers of the Maine Highland Games, but came up with nothing until I spoke with Seamus at Sports Kilt. He suggested I get in touch with his new supplier "Scottish Weaver", which I didn't remember at the time you had mentioned they would not sell unless it was a large order. I did call and they took my order for the MacRae Htg. in a polyviscos. 5 yards @ $29.29 yd. or 10 yards and over for $24.95. They said it would be 2 -3 weeks on order. I will then have it sent out to Sports Kilt in California who make a great kilt for the causal wearer called "The works" for just over a $100 US. They can make 2 kilts out of 5 yards of material and they do a good job.
So Jennifer check out the Scottish Weaver one more time........good luck!
Cheers
Gail

Reply posted by : Gail McRae

13 Jul 2010 at 04.30
 
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